Bailey, George A.
Age: 20, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 7th SQDRN RI CAV
Service: Dartmouth CAV, aka Co. B, 7th Squadron, RI CAV; enl 6/16/62, m/i, CPL, 6/24/62, m/o 10/2/62, res. Woodstock, Vt.; enl 6/16/62, m/i 6/24/62, CPL, m/o 10/2/62; drafted - com 2LT, Co. M, 11th VT INF, 11/2/63 (11/20/63), pr 1LT, 9/2/64 (10/3/64), Bvt CPT to date from 4/2/65 for gallant and meritorious service in the assault before Petersburg, Va., pr CPT, Co. K, 5/13/65 (5/25/65), tr to Co. B 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65 [College: NU 63]
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Birth: abt 1843, Woodstock, VT
Burial: Methodist Burying Ground, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: NU 63
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Methodist Burying Ground, Woodstock, VT
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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society
CAPT. GEORGE ALONZO BAILEY, B. S.
George A. Bailey, son of Isaac Cobb and Sophrona (Tailor) Bailey, was born in Woodstock, Vt., January 15, 1843, and died there, unmarried, June 26, 1867. He prepared for college at the Woodstock High School and entered the University in 1860, graduating B. S. in C. E. in 1863; was a member of the 8 A Fraternity; was distinguished at the University for his scholarship and athletic ability.
On the breaking out of the Civil War, he was appointed State drill master with rank of 1st lieutenant and did valuable service in preparing the Vermont troops for the war. He enlisted in Company B, 7th Squadron, Rhode Island Cavalry, the famous "College Cavaliers," in June 1863, and served until the command was mustered out, October 2, 1863; was commissioned 2d lieutenant Company M, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery, (11th Vermont Volunteers.) November 2, 1863; was promoted L 1st lieutenant, September 2, 1864; Capt. George Alonzo Bailey was brevetted captain, April 2, 1865, for "gallant and meritorious service in the assault before Petersburg, Va." He was promoted captain, Company K, May 13, 1865; transferred to Company B, June 24, 1865; was mustered out of service, August 25, 1865. He served with great distinction in all the battles in which his regiment took part. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, Woodstock Lodge, No. 31, F. and A. M.; Ottaqueehee chapter, R. A. M
William Arba Ellis, Norwich University, 1819-1911; her history,her graduates, her roll of honor, p. 669.